Greene County Obits, L
Greene County Obits, L
Compliments of Laura Nelle Poland Mallett
Ross S. "Doc" Lahew, 64, of Waynesburg RD 3, died Monday, Dec. 11 at
11:10 p.m. in the Oakland V.A. Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a long illness.
He was born March 12, 1914, at Waynesburg, the son of the late David
and Helen Bradford Lahew. On July 4, 1951, he married Sara June Groves,
He was a retired custodian and was employed by the Central Greene
School District. He was a veteran of WW II, having served with the U.S.
Army in the Pacific Theater.
He was a lifetime resident of Waynesburg. He was a Protestant by faith.
He was a lifetime member of the Greene County Chapter of the Disabled
American Veterans; he was also a member of the James F. Farrell Post of
the American Legion.
He was a member of the Waynesburg VFW, the Waynesburg Moose Lodge
and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Ross G., of Waynesburg,
one grandson, Chay, at home; three brothers, Albert, of Waynesburg,
Blair, of Rogersville, and Jack, of Orlando, Fla.; five sisters, Winefred
Barna, of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Francis "Freda" O'Rourke, of Waynesburg,
Mrs. Orville "Viola" Pyle, of Fairmont, W.Va., Mrs. John "Betty Jean"
Hilderbrand of Canonsburg, and Mrs. Anna Furman, Butler. Two brothers
and two sisters preceded him in death.
Friends of Ross S. "Doc" Lahew, 64, of RD 3, Waynesburg, who died
Monday, Dec. 11, will be received at the Frank J. Behm Funeral Home,
Waynesburg, from 7 to 9 P.M. Wed., Dec. 13 and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.
Thursday, Dec. 14, where funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 15,
at 1 P.M. with the Rev. Orville Pyle officiating. Interment in Rosemont
Della Cole Lapping, 93, of Waynesburg, RD 2 died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
September 5, 1974; following a long illness.
She was born June 29, 1881 in Wayne Township near Pine Bank a daughter
of the late Henry and Mary Ellen Cole Main Cole. Her husband Elisha
Lapping preceded her in death on December 29, 1963.
She is survived by a son Stanley T. Lapping of New Brighton; a granddaughter
Mrs. John "Rita" Tedrow of New Brighton and a grandson Robert of Beaver
Falls and three great-grandchildren, Sheila, Larry and Sandra.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Henderson and Eva Cole both
Two sisters Alice and Etta preceded her in death. She had lived most of
her life in the Kuhntown, Pine bank area and the last few years were
spent in the Waynesburg community. She was a member of the Kuhntown
United Methodist Church.
Friends of Della Cole Lapping of Waynesburg, RD 2 who died Thursday,
Sept. 5, 1974 are being received from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Friday and from
2 P.M. to 9 P.M. Saturday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home.
North Maiden Street, Waynesburg where funeral services will be held at
1 P.M. Sunday with Rev. Ralph W. Brownfield officiating. Burial will
follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Donna Sue Lapping, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Lapping of Fairview, Pa., died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 1966,
in the Buffalo, N.Y. General Hospital after a one day illness, although
she was not in the best of health for sometime.
She was born July 22, 1958, at Erie. Surviving are her parents, Arthur
and Betty Jones Lapping, two brothers, Ronald Ray and Thomas Gerald,
both at home; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Lapping of Waynesburg
and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paye Jones of Houston.
She was a member of the fairview Methodist Church.
Services for Donna Sue Lapping of Fairview, Pa., who died Tuesday,
Feb. 22, 1966, will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, in the Evans Funeral
Home, Fairview, Pa. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Clarissa Elizabeth Poland Larkin, Eldest daughter of Hamilton and
Elizabeth Jane Morford Poland, was born Aug. 25, 1861 in Green County,
Penn. She passed away April 16, 1939, at her home in Humeston at the age
of 77 years, 7 months, 22 days. She moved from Pennsylvania with her parents
when about eight years of age to Clay township in Wayne county. Since then
she has lived in this vicinity, with the exception of one year in Corban
Co. Montana. She was united in marriage to Peter William Larkin; to this
union were born three children, Jim and Edna of Humeston and Newton
of Turlock, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, two sons a daughter,
a sister, Mrs. Mary Baltimore of Mulhall, Oklahoma, and many nephews
and nieces and other relatives, and a host of friends and neighbors.
She was given tender care by her family and has been a patient sufferer
through nine years of poor health. She was a loving mother and wife Funeral
services were held at her home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Floyd
A. Smith with music by Helen Richard, Mrs. l. J. Guinn, Lade Gibson and
Ray Evans, and interment made at Green Bay Cemetery.
Dale Eugene Leek, 29, of 3692 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Fowler Township,
Warren, Ohio, was dead on arrival at the Geauga Community Hospital,
Chardon, Ohio, Saturday, September 15, 1973 at 4:27 p.m., due to injuries
recieved from a traffic accident.
He was born June 21, 1944, in Moundsville, W.Va., to Samuel G. and Betty
L. Coss Leek, New Freeport.
Surviving in addition to his parents and wife, Linda L. Bowman Leek,
are his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Leek, Moundsville,
W.Va.; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Coss, of New Freeport;
five sisters, Mrs. Sana "Rose" Jones, of Mantua, Ohio, Mrs. Sharon
Fulst, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Lorna Gaines of Rootstown, Ohio, Mrs.
Brenda Tyler, Glen Easton, W.Va., Miss Shirley R. Young of Youngstown,
Ohio, and one brother, Pvt. Larry Leek, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
He was a tree trimmer with Nelson Tree Service. He graduated from West
Greene High School in 1962.
Friends of Dale Eugene Leek, 29, 3692 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd., Foeler
Township, Warren, Ohio are being received Tuesday, from 7-9 P.M. in the
Lutes Funeral Home, 1009 Second Street, Moundsville, W. Va., where
services will be held Wed., Sept. 19, at 2 P.M. Burial will be in the
Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, W. Va.
MRS. LEMASTERS DIES AT JOLLYTOWN
WAYNESBURG, Dec. 5 - Mrs. Myrtle Malinda Lemasters, wife of
James Lemasters, of Jollytown, died today at her home, following a long illness.
Mrs. Lemasters a daughter of Tobias and Annie Goss (sic), of Littletown
(sic), W. Va., was born Sept. 1, 1900 in Littleton. She was married
March 8, 1915, to James Lemasters. She was a member of the Christian
Church at Littleton.
Surviving, besides her husband and parents, are the following children:
George, of Jollytown; Tobias, U.S. Army; Mrs. Frances Stoneking, Pine Bank;
Mrs. Elizabeth Yoho, Wheeling, W.Va.; Mrs. Delphia Hamilton, Monaca,
and James and Arch, at home. There are nine grandchildren.
Helen L. Lemley, 59, of 416 Braden Street, Waynesburg, died Wednesday,
April 10, 1974, at her residence. Death was sudden and was apparently
caused by a coronary occlusion.
She was born May 15, 1915 at Jollytown, the daughter of the late James
Harry and Minnie Barnes King. She spent her early life in the Jollytown
and Pine Bank areas and has lived in the Waynesburg area since 1940.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Waynesburg.
Survivors include her husband, William A. Lemley, whom she married
September 30, 1940; one adopted son, Dale Fawley, state of California;
one brother, Porter King, Waynesburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends of Helen L. Lemley, 59, 416 Braden Street, Waynesburg who died
on Wed., April 10, 1974 are being received at the Mariner and Milliken
Funeral Home on Friday from 2-9 P.M. and on Saturday until 1 P.M. the
time of service with the Rev. Kenneth Thomas officiating. Burial will
follow in Greene County Memorial Park.
BAZEL LEMLEY, age 101 years, and the last of Greene County's Civil War
Veterans, died at 8 o'clock, Thursday, February 18, 1943, just eight
days after the observance of his 101st anniversary, at his home in Mt.
Mr.Lemley was remarkably active until after his 100th anniversary
a year ago, but since that time had not enjoyed good health. He was born
February 10, 1842 at Marietta, Ohio, a son of Israel and Mazie White
Lemley, and had spent practically all his life in Greene County, the family
having moved from Ohio to Mt. Morris five weeks after his birth.
He was twice married. His first wife, Eliza Jane Higgens, to whom he
was married September 3, 1865, died February 27, 1925. To this union
were born three daughters; Mrs. Dora Kerr, of Orlando, Florida; Mrs. Lou
Headley, of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Bertie Areford, of Waynesburg.
He married for the second time October 7, 1935, to Mary Kennedy Endle, who
survives with one stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Dean. There also survive five
grandchildren, one step-grandson, and 12 great-grandchildren. One half-
brother, W.L. Guthrie, of Washington, also survives.
Mr. Lemley was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and had been
affiliated with the I.O.O.F., since July 1865, being the oldest member
of the Waynesburg lodge and believed to have been the oldest Odd Fellow
in Pennsylvania if not in the whole United States.
Mr. Lemley enlisted June 30, 1861 at the age of 19, in Company I, Eighth
Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps and was transferred to Company H,
191st Pennsylvania Infantry, of which he was the last survivor. He was
mustered out of the Union Army in Harrisburg on July 5, 1865, after seeing
action in 19 engagements which included some of the bloodiest battles of
the Civil War.
Mr. Lemley was slightly wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness.
Mr. Lemley was active in the G.A.R., and was chaplain of the state
encampment at the time of his death. He attended state and national
encampments of the G.A.R. until the last few years of his life, and
otherwise traveled extensively, attending among other notable events
the World's Fair in New York and the dedication of the "Eternal Light"
memorial on the Gettysburg battlefield in 1937 on the 75th anniversary
of that battle which marked the turning point in the Civil War and the
beginning of the end for the Confederacy. He was a staunch Republican.
Obsequies for Bazel Lemley
Funeral services were held Sunday, February the twenty-first, nineteen
hundred and forty-three, at 2 o'clock in the Mt. Morris Methodist
Rev. H.V. LELAND
Rev. W.C. LONG and Rev. H.E. MCNEELY
"Good Night and Good Morning"
"Home of the Soul"
"How Beautiful Heaven Must Be"
J.E. MARINER Joseph MENHAM
Albert KING Arleigh VARNER
James Farrell Post, American Legion
Cedar Grove Cemetery
World War I veterans of Mt. Morris
Another obituary of Bazel's
PENNSYLVANIA VET ANSWERS LAST CALL
Bazel Lemley, Greene County's last Civil War veteran and it's oldest
citizen, died last month at his home in Mount Morris, PA, at the age of
101 years. He had been ill only a short time.
Mr. Lemley celebrated his 101st birthday just a week before his death.
For almost his entire life he has been a resident of Greene County.
He was born at Marietta, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1842. When only 5 weeks of age
his parents moved to Greene County, where he spent the remainder of his
long life, with the exception of four years, while in the Union Army.
When the Civil War broke out, Bazel Lemley went to the front with the
first troops to leave Greene County. He was mustered into the Federal
service July 15, 1861, as a member of Co. I, 8th Pa. Reserve Corps
(37th Regt.). He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, and on
May 15, 1864, he was transferred as a veteran to the 191st Pa. Vol. Inf.,
in which he served until the close of the war.
He saw action in 19 battles of the war and was mustered out of the service
July 5, 1865.
Mr. Lemley had long been a member of the Waynesburg Lodge No. 469, I.O.O.F.,
and on Feb. 12, 1942, just two days after his 100th birthday, he was honored
my that lodge at a meeting which he attended. He was the oldest member of
the Odd Fellows in Pennsylvania and perhaps in the United States.
President Roosevelt, Gov. Arthur H. James and Senator James J. Davis sent
him congratulatory messages on his 100th birthday.
On Oct. 7, 1935, he married Mary Kennedy ENGLE, who was his second
wife; she survives. Three daughters also survive: Mrs. Dora KERR,
Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Lou HEADLEY, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Bertie AREMONT,
NOTE: Bazel Lemley's daughter Bertie was mentioned in the first obit as
"Bertie Areford" and in this one as "Bertie Aremont". Does anyone
know which one is right?
Franklin Burns Lemley aged 65 years, storekeeper and postmaster
at Ned, died at this home there Saturday night, Feb 3, 1940, after a two
The deceased was born June 18, 1874 at Kirby, a son of Jarette (sic) and
Lucy V. HENNEN Lemley, deceased and was the husband of Lucy Null Lemley,
who survives along with the following children: Mary, Raymond, Florence,
Rhea and Juniata, all at home, and Mrs. Amy BISSETT and Mrs. Alpha
FLAHERTY, of Jed (sic) Also the following brothers and sisters survive:
George, of ~~~tleton, W. Va.; Miss Floy Lemley, Cameron, W. Va.; Miss ~~~
Lemley, Springhill Town-~~~ and Mrs. Ola GORBY, of ~~~~~n, W. Va. He
was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Pearl Lemley Lemley 1892-1968
Mrs. Pearl L. Lemley, 76, of Mt. Morris, Pa., died Tuesday
at University Hospital. She was born June 7, 1892. At Wayne Township
near Brock, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert and Alice LESTER Lemley.
She was a member of the Buckeye Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Robert G. Lemley of Mt. Morris, Earl G.
Lemley of Spraggs, Pa. And Donzel A. of Mt. Morris; one sister, Mrs. Carl
HOY of Spraggs; and Kenneth Lemley of Carmichaels; five grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Arthur I. Lemley, and a daughter
and son preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 1:30p.m. Saturday at the Mariner and Milliken
Funeral Home in Waynesburg with Rev. Charles E. Elliott officiating.
Burial will be in the Cedar Groves Cemetery at Mt. Morris.
LEMLEY, Mrs. Pearl L., 76, of Mt. Morris, died Tuesday at University
Hospital. Friends may call at Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home in
Waynesburg after 7 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles E. Elliott officiating.
Burial will follow at Cedar Groves Cemetery in Mt. Morris.
Cassie E. Lemmon, 78 Bonar Avenue, Waynesburg "formerly of Oak Forest" died
at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 1974 at the Greene County Memorial
Hospital after a long illness.
She was born November 23, 1895 at Gilmore Township, the daughter of the
late Joe and Melissa Kiger Main. Her father was a former Greene County
Her husband, Harry E. Lemmon, who she married on May 27, 1914, died on
March 24, 1966. She spent her early life in Gilmore Township and her later
years in Oak Forest and was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles "Aldene" Nichols, of Scenery
Hill; one son, Charles, Uniontown; nine grandchildren; 11 great-children.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Joe and Kennis, a great-granddaughter
and one brother, Arthur Main.
Friends of Cassie E. Lemmon, Bonar Ave., Waynesburg "formerly of Oak Forest"
who died on Thursday, Nov. 14, 1974, are being received in the Robert L.
Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville on Friday from 7-9 P.M. and on Saturday
from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. where services will be held on Sunday at 2 P.M. with
the Rev. George S. Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Rices Pleasant
Robert Lepper - Mrs. Lizzie Stewart, of Huffman St., Waynesburg,
has received word of the death of her brother in law, Robert Lepper, of
Encinitis, CA. He was 82.
His wife is the former Laura Church, of Rogersville. They are parents of
two daughters and a son.
source: newspaper clipping, Wednesday, June 22, 1955, Waynesburg News, The
Washington Observer, Washington, Pa.
Arlan David Lewis, 51, of 4334 Fourth Street, Wayne, Michigan, formerly
of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, October 3, 1973 at Annapolis Hospital,
Wayne, Michigan, following an apparent heart attack.
He was born December 3, 1921 at Waynesburg, a son of the late Arlan C.
Lewis. His mother, Mrs. Hazel Crow Lewis, Franklin Street, Waynesburg,
survives. Also surviving is his wife, Frances of Wayne, Michigan.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Julie,
at home, and Mrs. Valerie Boyd, Wayne, Michigan; and one grandson,
David, also of Wayne, Michigan.
He was a graduate of Waynesburg High School, attended Waynesburg College
and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He served
in WWII as a Lieutenant in the Air Force serving as a navigator on a B-25
in the Burma Theater. He was a member of the Elks Club, American Chemical
Society, Automotive Society of Engineers and the VFW of Waynesburg.
He was employed as a chemist by Essex International in materials management
in the auto division.
Services were held at the HUT Memorial Funeral Home, Westland, Michigan,
Friday, October 5, 1973 at 1 p.m. Burial took place at Glen Eden Cemetery,
Mrs. Claudia S. Lewis, aged 76 years of 256 West Franklin
Street, Waynesburg, died following an illness of three months at 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 1978, in the Elmerest Extended Care Facility,
A daughter of J. Lon Scott and Bessie Clovis Scott, she was born May 12,
1902, in Holbrook, where she resided until moving to Waynesburg in 1962.
She was the widow of John E. Lewis, who died September 22, 1962. They were
married April 15, 1922.
Mrs. Lewis was a member of the First Christian Church of Waynesburg,
the Polly Wayne Garden Club, and James Farrell Unit 330, American
She was a volunteer worker at the Cherry Door.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn, wife of Dr. Joseph Alfieri of St. Mary's;
a son, Reed B. Lewis of Beaver Falls; nine grand- children; one great-
granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Gillogly of Washington
and Mrs. Dwayne (Belle) Hughes of Tucson, Ariz.
Two brothers, John and Howard Scott, are deceased.
Gail S. Lewis- Waynesburg Man once worked for South Penn Telephone
Gail S. Lewis, 95, died at 7:50 am Thursday, February 6, 1992, in Greene
County Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.
He was born November 23, 1896, in Rutan, a son of Joseph and Minnie
Mr. Lewis lived his entire life in Greene County.
He was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge
757, Mosse Lodge 461, and Eagles Aerie 597, all of Waynesburg.
Mr. Lewis was manager of Little Pirates baseball team and teams in the
City League of Waynesburg. He was a sandlot baseball player in the Tri-State
Mr. Lewis was a retired member of the Waynesburg Volunteer Fire Company.
His wife, Dessie Edna Lewis, died May 13, 1973.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Inghram of Las Vegas,
Nev.; two sons, Ralph F. Lewis of Islip, N. Y., and Willis A. Hartley of
Washington; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and on great
great grand daughter.
Deceased are a son, Paul Edwin Lewis, two sisters, Grace Hunnell and Edith
Zollars; and two brothers Alan and Will Lewis.
Interment in Oakmont Cemetery.
Source: Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992, Observer-Reporter, Washington PA.
Jettie L. Lewis, 75, of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Bluff, died at 4:44
p.m. Monday, October 22, 1973 at the Mansfield General Hospital following
a long illness.
She was born April 2, 1898 at West Finley Township, Washington County,
a daughter of the late John E. and Viola Scott Kilgore. She was twice
married. Her first husband, Bert Knight and her second husband, John H.
Lewis preceded her in death.
She is survived by four sons, Lawrence Lewis, Mansfield, Ohio, Herbert
Lewis, Lawrenceville, John Knight, Canton, Ohio, and Donald Knight,
Mansfield, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister,
Mrs. Ruth Solinger, Washington; and three brothers, James S. Kilgore,
and Clayton Kilgore, both of Claysville and Doyle Kilgore, West Finley;
and three step-sisters, Mrs. Maude Watson and Mrs. Roma Morgan, both of
Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Sadie Scherich, Cocomo, Indiana.
She spent most of her life in Bluff and was a member of the Zion United
Methodist Church. She was an employed in her early life as a cook at
the Waynesburg Restaurant. Two brothers, Elory and Vaughn preceded
her in death.
Friends of Jettie L. Lewis of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Bluff,
who died Monday, October 22, in Mmansfield, Ohio are being received
Wednesday 7-9 P.M. and Thurs. 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9
P.M. in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home Rogersville, where services
will be held at 11 A. M. Friday with Rev. Carol Adcock officiating.
Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
RETIRED GREENE COUNTY FARMER,
JOHN LEWIS, AGE 91 DIES AT
John Lewis, 91, retired Greene County farmer, died Thursday in he home
of his son Morgan Lewis, at Cameron. W. Va. He was well, well known in
the Greene county and Cameron communities, and spent most of his life in
He is survived by one son, Morgan, of Cameron, and one daughter, Mrs.
Jefferson Hughes, of Greene County. Another son, John Lewis, Jr, died last
summer. Funeral services will be held this afternoon and interment
will be at Sugar Grove.
source: Washington, Observer Newspaper 3 Jan 1930
AGED GREENE FARMER DIES IN CAMERON W. VA.
Cameron, W. Va, Jan 2, John Lewis, 91, retired Greene County farmer,
died at the home of a son Morgan Lewis, here today. The funeral will be
RETIRED GREENE COUNTY FARMER,
JOHN LEWIS, AGE 91 DIES AT
John Lewis, 91, retired Greene County farmer, died Thursday in he home
of his son Morgan Lewis, at Cameron. W. Va. He was well, well known in
Greene county and Cameron communities, and spent most of his life in
section. He is survived by one son, Morgan, of Cameron, and one daughter,
Mrs. Jefferson Hughes, of Greene County. Another son, John Lewis,
last summer. Funeral services will be held this afternoon and interment
will be at Sugar Grove.
source: Washington, Observer Newspaper 3 Jan 1930
The Democrat Messenger,
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, dated
Saturday, February 21, 1953.
John Henry Lewis, 55, of Pine Bank, RD 2 "Bluff" was found dead in his
yard within a hundred feet of his home at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15,
1951. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Lewis had suffered a heart attack last May and had been in poor
health since. Just the day before his fatal attack Saturday, however,
he had been helping his brother Ross K. Lewis, at the latter's restaurant i
Born in Jackson Township on June 8, 1896, the deceased was a son of the
late Walter and Mary Burge Lewis. He resided all his life in the Bluff
vicinity and was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. He was a
tool dresser by occupation.
Surviving Mr. Lewis are his wife, Lettie Kilgore Lewis of Waynesburg
and Herbert Lewis of Pine Bank; two step-sons, John Knight residing
in the state of California, and Donald Knight of Mansfield, Ohio; three
grandchildren and three step-grandchildren and five brothers, William B.
Lewis of Greensburg, and Ross K., Arlan G., Paul A. and Frank T. Lewis,
all of Pine Bank RD 2.
Friends of J. Henry Lewis of Pine Bank, R. D. 2, "Bluff" who died
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1951, are being receivedat the late residence,
where short funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 18,
followed by futher services at 2 P.M. in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church
with the Rev. Franklin Hallman of Rogersville officiating. Burial
will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville. Weaver Funeral Home, Waynesburg
Louise J. Lewis, 83, of 358 S. Richhill St., Waynesburg, died Monday,
June 4, 1979 in Greene County Memorial Hospital at 2 a.m. after a long
Born November 7, 1895 in Graysville, she was the daughter of the late
Ephraim and Clara Grandon McClellan.
Her first husband, Earl Tennant, preceded her in death. Her second
husband, Frank E. Lewis died on Dec. 1, 1963. She lived most of her life
in Greene County and was a member of the Washington Street Methodist
Surviving are two step-sons, Lloyd R. Lewis of Lower Burrell, Pa. and
Harold M. Lewis of Latrobe; two step-daughters, Mrs. J.W. "Eva" Porter
of Hormworth, Ohio and Ann Horn of Blairsville, Pa.; two brothers,
Ernest McClellan of Graysville and Ray McClellan of Tuscon, Ariz.;
one sister, Mrs. Frances Mooney of Bellvue; and several nieces and
nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Friends of Louisa J. Lewis died Monday June 4, 1979, will be received
at the Frank J. Behm Funeral Home in Waynesburg from 2 to 9 P.M. Tuesday
and 10 A. M. to 2 P.M. Wednesday, the hour of funeral services there
with the Rev. Ralph W. Brownfield officiating. Burial will follow
in Greene County Memorial Park.
James G. Long, 69, of Brave, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1967, in Greene
County Memorial Hospital.
His wife, Edith, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two stepsons, Murle Ammons, of Wadestown, W. Va., and
Dexter Ammons, of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, John Long, of Alexandria,
Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Kenney, of Keystone, N. C. and Mrs. Mary
Keller, of McKeesport.
Services will be conducted Monday, in the Cross Roads Baptist Church,
near Fairview, W. Va., with burial to follow in Miracle Run Cemetery.
Miss Mabel Long, native of Greene County and longtime resident of
Waynesburg, died Sunday, March 24, 1957, at Burbank, Calif., where
she had made her home for several years.
Miss Long was born near Khedive, a daughter of the late Milton and Mary
McClelland Long. She graduated from California State Normal, now California
State Teachers College, and taught school for several years thereafter
at Davenport, Iowa.
She then returned to Greene County and made her home with her parents
on East Lincoln Street, Waynesburg. She left Waynesburg again after
A number of cousins reside in Greene County.
Burial was in Inglewood, Calif.
Ralph W. Loar, 66, Brave Star Route "Kuhntown" died at 8 a.m. yesterday
at his home. Mr. Loar died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according
to county coroner Frank Behm.
He was born September 16, 1909 at Marshall County, W.Va., the son of
the late William F. and Ella Whipkey Loar.
His early life was spent in the Graysville area. The last several
years were spent in the Brave and Kuhntown areas.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Cosgray Loar; two sons, William
Loar of Morgantown, W.Va. and Ronald Loar of Cummings, Ga.; nine grandchildren;
two brothers, Paul E. Loar of RD 2, Waynesburg, and Jesse M. Loar of
Dayton, Ohio. One son, Robert A. Loar and one sister, Margaret are
deceased. He was affiliated with the Kuhntown United Methodist Church.
For the past several years he owned and operated the general store
in Kughntown. He was a rural mail carrier having carried mail in Spraggs
and Brave Star Route.
Friends of Ralph W. Loar of Brave Star Route, "Kuhntown", who died
Tuesday July 27, 1974, will be received from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Tuesday
and from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral
Home, Waynesburg, where services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Friday,
July 30, by the Rev. David Stains. Interment in McCurdysville Cemetery,
William Lockart, aged 68, popular figure caller widely known among
square dance enthusiasts throughout the tri-stste district, died early
yesterday "Tuesday" morning, August 28, 1945, at his home on South
Morris street after a brief illness.
A native of Perry Township, he was born October 13, 1876, a son of the
late David and Barbara John Lockart, but had lived in Waynesburg most of
his life. In his earlier years he was a well known sandlot baseball
player and was among the leaders in organizing the old Waynesburg
Church League which functioned here in the early teens. He had been a
familiar figure at square dances in Greene and adjoining counties
for more than a quarter of a century and was one of the most popular
figure callers in the district, officiating in that capacity at dances
over a wide area. Mr. Lockart was a member of the First Methodist
Church of Waynseburg.
He married Ida Kent, who died 10 years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Margaret
Barclay, also is deceased. Besides eight grandchildren he leaves two sisters
and four brothers, namely: Mrs. Sarah Jane Cummins, Waynesburg, RD; Mrs.
Cassie Shultz, Waynesburg, RD; Jarrett Lockhart, Mt. Morris, RD; Kinsey
Lockart, near Kirby; Christopher Lockart, Waynesburg, RD; and George
Lockart, Mt. Morris Star Route.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, August 31, at two
o'clock, for William Lockart, of South Morris Street, who died early
Tuesday morning, August 28, 1945. Services will be conducted at the
late residence and will be in charge of Rev. D. Esenwein. Burial will be
in Fairall Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Lockart home,
343 South Morris Street, after noon today "Wed." Funeral arrangements
are in charge of George I. Church.
William F. Lockhart, 52, RD 1, Davistown, died at his home Sunday.
Lockhart was born Feb. 19, 1923, the son of the late John and Hallie Jane
Lockhart was employed by R.G. Johnson. He was a member of the United
Mine Worker's of America 1634 and a member of the Moose Lodge, Waynesburg.
He was a member of the Kirby United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Francis "Campbell" Lockhart; a son, William
Ernest at home and a sister, Mrs. Francis "Hester" Patterson, Westover,
W.Va. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Kinsey and George.
Greene County Messenger, p 20,
August 8 - 14, 1997
Paul M Long
Paul Moredock Long, 74, of Carmichaels, (Greene County, Penna) died at
5:30 PM Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.
He was born December 18, 1922, in Cumberland Township, a son of Reed Long
and Edna Moredock Long.
Mr Long was a 1941 graduate of Cumberland Township High School in Carmichaels,
received a bachelor of science degree from Waynesburg College and a
masters degree in education from West Virginia University.
He lived in Carmichaels his entire life and was a member of the Greene
Valley Presbyterian Church of Carmichaels where he served as deacon.
In 1948 Mr Long founded the Long Insurance Agency in Carmicheals and in
1952 he created the Paul M Long Real Estate Agency. He had operated
the agency for more than 40 years. He was also a broker in the coal
Mr Long worked as a chemist at the U S Steel Robena Mine and in 1958
began teaching at Carmichaels Area School District. He later became
an elementary principal in the Jefferson-Morgan School district until his
retirement in 1984.
He served in the U S Army during World War II and was a member of the
Brooks Crago American Legion Post 816 of Rices Landing. Mr Long was also
a member of Valley Lodge No 459, F & A M, Masontown, the Uniontown
Lodge of Perfection and the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of
Pittsburgh, the Isaac Walton Leage, the Pennsylvania Realtors Association,
the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the AARP and was a former
member of the Syria Temple AAONMS. He had also served on the Board of
Directors of the Flenniken Memorial Library.
His wife, Grace Elizabeth Lively Long, whome he married January 27, 1946,
survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Dr James
Reed Long of Monroeville; one daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Beach of Sandusky,
Ohio; three brothers, Wayne M Long; and Robert E Long, both of Carmichaels;
and Louis Long of Rices Landing; eight grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one sister, Elma Kantorick.
Mrs. Frances "Fanny" Longstreth, 86, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of
Waynesburg, died Thursday, July 11, 1963, after a brief illness.
A daughter of Joseph and Nancy Wells Tustin she was born Feb. 15, 1882 in
Greene County, and resided at Amity before moving to St. Petersburg
eight years ago. Prior to that she had made her home at Waynesburg.
Mrs. Longstreth was a member of the First Methodist Church of Waynesburg.
Surviving are her husband, William O. Longstreth; one daughter, Mrs. Frances
Gaus, of St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren,
and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Rush, of Clearfield.
George L."Link" Longstreth, 87, of Waynesburg RD 2, formerly of Pine Bank,
died at 11:30 A. M. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1975. His death was unexpected.
He was born Feb. 23, 1887 in Gilmore Township near Pine Bank, the son of
the late Francis M. and Sarah Jones Longstreth. Except for the past few
years in Waynesburg he spent his life in the Pine Bank community.
He was a member of the Pine Bank United Methodist Church and a member of
the former Knights of Pythias Lodge at Pine Bank.
He was a mail carrier in his early life and worked over 32 years with Equitable
Gas Company as a tool dresses, foreman, etc. He retired in 1952.
His wife, Mary Jane Barnhart Longstreth died Feb. 11, 1968.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ed "Ruth" Stockdale, of Spraggs RD
1; four grandsons, Paul Meigen of Cannonsburg, Robert Stockdale of Waynesburg,
Ted Longstreth of Waynesburg and Eddie Longsterth of Morgantown, W. Va.;
two granddaughters, Mrs. Gary "Nancy"Snyder of Delmont and Martha
Longstreth of Morgantown, W. Va.; W. Va.; 11 grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Vaughn Meighen; a son, Paul
E. Longstreth, three sisters and two brothers.
Friends of George L. "Link" Longstreth who died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1975
are being received at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, Waynesburg
on Thursday from 7-9 P.M. and on Friday from 2-9 P.M. where services
will be held Saturday at 1 P.M. with the Rev. Allen Pebley officiating.
Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
Hamilton Longstreth, 85, died suddenly at 9:30 A.M. Friday, Nov. 14, 1947,
in his home at Kuhntown, Greene County.
Mr. Longstreth was born April 8, 1862, in Wayne Township, Greene County, and
spent practically all his life in that community. He was a farmer and
a member of Kents Methodist Church at Brave.
Surviving are two sons and two daughters, J. W. Longstreth, of Waynesburg,
RD; Mrs. A. C. Shriver, Waynesburg; Mrs. Hagan Stewart, Wind Ridge; Charles
W. Longstreth, at home.
Funeral services for Hamilton Longstreth, of Kuhntown, who died Friday, Nov.
14, 1947, will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Samuel P. Weaver
Funeral Home, Waynesburg, in charge of Rev. Lew F. Johnston, pastor of
the Washington Street Methodist Church, Waynesburg. Burial in Greene County
Memorial Park. Samuel P. Weaver funeral director.
Isaac Thomas Longstreth, 87, prominent Center Township resident, died at
9 A. M. Tuesday, June 22, 1948, at his home in Rogersville. He had been
seriously ill for a week, following a stroke.
Mr. Longstreth was born Jan. 1, 1861, in Wayne Township, and was a son of
Martin V. and Martha Shriver Longstreth. He was the last surviving
member of his family. His wife, Margaret Belle Eagon Longstreth, died Oct.
He was a retired farmer and stockman. Most of his life was active
in public affairs and served as a school director, as a road supervisor
and as a constable in Center Township.
Early in life, while resising in Wayne Township, he was a member of the
Pursley Baptist Church, and during his years in Center Township he was a
member of the Holbrook Christian Church.
He was a member of Waynesburg Lodge No. 469, IOOF.
Surviving are nine sons and daughters, Mrs. Mary Fordyce, of Waynesburg;
W. O. Longstreth, Amity, RD 1; T. M. Longstreth, Rogersville; Mrs. Blanche
Morris, Waynesburg, RD 5; Mrs. Bessie F. Rattigan, Waynesburg; Hal C.
Longstreth, Uniontown, RD 3, and Doak and George Longstreth, at home.
Two sons are deceased.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-
Funeral services for Isaac Thomas Longstreth, of Rogersville, who died
Tuesday, June 22, 1948, will be held at 2 P.M. Friday June 25, 1948, in
the Longstreth home, in charge of Rev. H. H. Stansbury. Friends received
in the home. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville, with services at
the grave in charge of Waynesburg Lodge No. 469, IOOF.
Larry Layton Longstreth, 90, of Waynesburg RD 2, died at 2 P.M. Wednesday,
Nov. 21, 1990, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy
He was born Nov. 12, 1900, in Greene County, a son of Thomas and Mary Jane
Mr.Longstreth lived his entire life in Greene County and was a member of
Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
For many years, he was employed as a machinist at Elm's Brothers Machine
Shop in Waynesburg. He also worked for the Pennsylvanis Game Commission.
His wife, Annie Taylor Longstreth, died May 22, 1982.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Mamie Longstreth; two brothers, David and Wesley
Longstreth; and a half-brother, William Longstreth.
Friends of Larry Layton Longstreth of Waynesburg RD 2, who died Wed., Nov.
21, 1990, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Fridayt in the
Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., 197 North Maiden Street,
Waynesburg, where services will be held at 10 A. M. Saturday, Nov. 24,
with the Rev. Edward Mullen officiating. Burial in Pine Bank Cemetery.
William M. Longstreth, 88, 155 Woodland Ave., died at 4:05 a.m. Monday,
September 10, 1973 in the Greene County Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 8, 1885 in Gilmore Township, the son of the late Thomas
and Mary Jane Roupe Longstreth. His wife, Della Roberts Longstreth,
whom he married March 11, 1909, died September 10, 1970.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Janet Clark and Mrs. Charles
"Audrene" Iams, both of Waynesburg, Mrs. Edwin "Lorene" Tucker, Amity
and Mrs. John "Pearl" McNay, Prosperity; two sons, Floyd and Chester
of Waynesburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother,
L. Layton Longstreth.
He was a retired farmer and a United Methodist by faith. He spent
most of his life in the Waynesburg area.
Friends of William M. Longstreth, 155 Woodland Ave., Waynesburg who died
Monday September 10, 1973 are being received Tuesday 2-9 P.M. in the Robert
L. Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville where services will be conducted
2 P.M. Wednesday, with Rev. Carol Adcock officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bluff.
William Louden, aged 88 years, well known Morrisville
died at 7 o'clock, Wednesday evening, September 23,
the Greene County Memorial Hospital after a ten-day
due to paralysis and hardening of the arteries.
Mr. Louden was born in England, but came here when he was 20 years
old and worked in the mines near Waynesburg. he was the son of Joseph
and Mary Louden and married Maria MORRIS, whose death occurred last
January. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Two sons, John Louden at home, and William Louden of Connellsville
and one sister, Mrs. C. F. MCCLELLAND, of Race Street, Waynesburg,
Funeral arrangements had not been completed yesterday afternoon."
Kermit T. "Newt" Loughman, 59, Oak Forest, Waynesburg RD 5, died at 11:30
a.m. Thursday after a long illness at the residence of Lilley Housand.
He was born June 26, 1916 in Bolivar, Ohio to the late William I. and
Clara Belle Wells Loughman. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation and spent most of his life in the Graysville area. He
was a member of the Unity Bristoria Presbyterian Church and an associate
member of the Waynesburg VFW Post 4793.
He is survived by one brother, Kenneth, Rochester, Pa; and a half
sister, Mrs. John "Lena" Yoders, Wintersville, Ohio.
John Richard Lowden, 84, of Morrisville, died at 5:05 a.m., Friday,
February 20, 1953 in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, following
a lengthy illness.
Born April 16, 1869, in Connellsville, Mr. Lowden was a son of the late
William and Mariah Morris Lowden. A retired employee of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, he had resided in Morrisville for the past 40 years.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and Arthur Lowden of Uniontown and one
daughter, Mrs. Mildred Amos, also of Uniontown.
LOWDEN - Funeral services for John Lowden of Morrisville, who died
Friday, February 20, 1953, will be held in the Morrisville Methodist
Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 22, with the Rev. Paul M. Easter
officiating. Burial will follow in Morrisville Cemetery. Friends are being
received at the Weaver Funeral Home, West High Street, Waynesburg."
The Democrat Messenger,
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, dated
January 13, 1931:
Mrs. William Lowden
Mrs. Louisa Lowden, aged 84 years, died Sunday night, January 11, 1931,
in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, of shock and burns suffered
on January 3. It is supposed that she suffered a slight paralytic
stroke and fell in front of the fire and was burned, as she was found in
front of the fire in her home in Morrisville. Besides her husband,
William Lowden, she is survived by two sons. She was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William (Richard G. and Jane) Morris, and the last
surviving member of this family, forwhich the village of Morrisville
She was a member of the Morrisville Methodist Protestant Church.
The body was removed to the Weaver funeral home, where it will remain
until before the funeral Wednesday."
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